Journalist reveals what West Ham’s FA Cup defeat means for Spurs’ PL schedule

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PA Sport journalist Jonathan Veal has revealed that West Ham’s elimination from the FA Cup means the date of the Tottenham’s Premier League clash against the Hammers later this month will not be subject to change.

The Hammers were dumped out of the FA Cup in the fifth round by Southampton, who emerged as 3-1 victors at St Mary’s on Wednesday through goals from Romain Perraud, James Ward-Prowse and Armando Broja.

If the Hammers had sealed progression to the quarter-final of the competition, it may have impacted their trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium later this month.

David Moyes’ men are scheduled to travel to North London for the London derby on March 20.

Veal has now taken to social media to confirm that the fixture is set to go ahead as planned on the original date after the Hammers’ defeat yesterday.

Spurs will host Everton and travel to Manchester United and Brighton over the next two weeks before the London derby.

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This is good news for Spurs as West Ham have an away trip to Sevilla in the Europa League just a couple of days before they play us at home. However, that will not be a big advantage, given that we are also scheduled to play at the Amex Stadium on 16 March.

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